History of the Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur 1746

The Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur 1746 was founded in 1746 as the Electoral-Mainz porcelain manufactory, making it the second oldest porcelain manufactory in Germany.

The Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur is founded with a privilege granted by the Elector of Mainz, Johann Carl von Ostein.

The extraordinary honor goes hand in hand with the monopoly position in Kurmainz and the privilege to use the Mainz wheel as a trademark for Höchster Porzellan.

The Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur 1746, with its headquarters in a listed industrial building on the Höchst Stadtpark, still produces selected services, gifts and accessories by hand, as it did more than 270 years ago.

As the only porcelain manufactory in Hesse, it is a gem of cultural and historical significance.

Historical dates

The Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur, the second-oldest porcelain manufacturing company in Germany, is founded with a privilege granted by the Elector of Mainz, Johann Carl von Ostein.

The deputy Johann Heinrich Maas leads the manufactory very successfully. Laurentius Russinger works as a senior modeller.

Johann Peter Melchior becomes the master sculptor at the Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur

Official dissolution of the the Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur, after it had been closed since 1792/93 and also as a result of the French Revolutionary Wars and the siege and occupation of Mainz.

The city government purchases all of the preserved Höchster porcelain figures from the Passau molds for use in City Hall (Bolongaro Palace).

“200 Years of Höchst Porcelain” exhibition in Frankfurt-Höchst and efforts to revive manufacturing at the founding site.

First re-founding of the Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur in Höchst, with a production facility in Frankfurt-Sossenheim.

250th anniversary of the founding of Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur; start of production at the new “Porzellanhof am Park”, next to the city park in Frankfurt-Höchst.

The “Porzellanhof” building becomes the new headquarters of Höchst Porcelain Manufactory.
Opening for visitor groups and events, realignment of the product portfolio towards innovative design.

The new HPM HOUSE at the DomRömer opens its doors in the historic Haus am Markt 36 in an exclusive showroom.